College Planning

Each year students should be following guidelines to ensure college readiness. Bradford High School Counselors assist students with their college planning through individual, small group and advisory activities.

College Timeline


Your Sophomore Year

College Exploration . . .

This year you should take advantage of ACT/SAT preparation. Next year you will have to take the ACT and/or SAT. You should be identifying your career direction (Registration code: bhs-c806) and college preparation. Common questions raised by sophomores:

What should I be doing my sophomore year?

What are college requirements for Wisconsin Universities?

What is the ACT or SAT?

What do I need to know for next year?

How will I afford my college education?

How much does it cost to go to a University of Wisconsin school system?

What is youth options?

What college reps are visiting Bradford?

How can I find scholarships?

How do I find the right campus for me?

Where can I go if I want to major in...?

How can I prepare for college?

How am I going to pay for college?

Education and the economy

Take college prep classes

Your Junior Year

College Preparation . . .

This year you will want to continue taking strong college preparatory classes, make campus visits and take the ACT and/or SAT; college placement exams. By the end of this year, you should be more clear with your college choices and what the requirements are for admission. Common questions raised by juniors:

What should I be doing my Junior Year?

How do I find the right campus for me?

What college reps are visiting Bradford?

How do I sign up for the ACT or SAT exam?

How can I find scholarships?

How will I afford my college education?

How do I sign up for youth options?

What are college requirements for Wisconsin Universities?

How am I going to pay for college?

How can I prepare for college?

Education and the economy

Take college prep classes

Your Senior Year

College Selection . . .

Beginning of Senior Year, you should be applying to the colleges of your choice, looking for scholarships and applying for financial aid. Common questions raised by seniors:

What should I be doing my senior year?

How do I apply to college?

How do I find the right campus for me?

How do I look for scholarships?

How am I going to afford college?

What is the FAFSA and how do I apply?

How do I sign up for youth options?

What are college requirements for Wisconsin Universities?

Take college prep classes

What should my college essays be about?

How

Additional Resources:

College Visits and Campus Tours

University of Wisconsin Public Application

Wisconsin 2 year college application

University of Wisconsin Private Application

Common Application

How do I find scholarships?

Education and the economy